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before we get to that, look at today's numbers. highs well into the 70s. normally we are around 63 or 64 degrees. out to the west of us, temperatures are 16-18 degrees colder than what they were 24 hours ago. that is where the front is located and you can see it will search through. tomorrow temperatures will hit 57-58 at 9:00 a.m. then we start to fall and by this time tomorrow night, we will be in the 40s with a brisk northwest wind. that will lead to defrosted freezing temperatures by thursday morning. i will have the numbers in a the state auditor's office is investigating the mishandling of money at the cedar county jail. a former jail administrator, darren wilkinson, failed to invest 35?to invest in jail releasees. as of right now, no charges have been fired -- filed, but there is a dci investigation. tonight we look at what triggered the audit and why the
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asking for money to work on collins road. let's look at traffic on collins in c avenue. according to the gazette, the city is asking the state for $1.2 million to reduce traffic headaches on the busy road. right now, more than 40,000 vehicles drive on collins every day and those numbers are expected to go up. the city is looking to spend up to eight in half million dollars to address congestion as well as biking and pedestrian amenities. earlier this year, plans were scrapped to widen collins and created under past near lindell mall. there is no word on when they will make a decision, but we will let you know. just weeks after major flood, the city of cedar rapids broke ground on a 14 million- dollar stretch for permanent flood protection.
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nouveau district.>> reporter: we are talking about a half- mile earthen levee that will run from the front of where this truck is parked downriver for a few blocks and then stretch all the way up this bank to the african american museum at 12 avenue. a short time ago, about 200 people turned out to help celebrate what the city is calling a small and significant stretch of flood protection and a first step to protecting the entire city one day. mayor ron corbett explained th the lowest area. a verse see -- others see the levee is giving the green light to more development. >> this first half-mile stretch sends the signal that we will protect our city in the future. that has led to people starting development after the 2008 flood and the restructure of facilities and other buildings. people are building because
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reporter: while the city continues to push for federal dollars to provide flood protection on both east and west side of cedar rapids, this part of the levee should be completed by the end of next year, 2017. covering the corridor tonight, matt hammill , cbs 2 news at 6:00. reporter joe huisinga is live to let us know who and when they will pick up the sandbags. jo.>> reporter: the sandbags start as and they have become an eyesore. today the city signed a contract to get them out of here. the city has contracted with quality construction services to remove sandbags from residential areas. the $420,000 contract works out to about $39 a ton of sand. pick up will start tomorrow at the latest and residents are asked to leave the bags on the curb until they are removed. utilities director, steve
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will start in the western neighborhoods because that's where equipment is already staged. removal will last about three weeks and they are asking residents to be patient for now.>> there is a lot of material out there and people actively used to those sandbags which we asked them to do what we provided resources for. it will take time to get them cleared up, but we will work with our contractor and we hope to see results as we get moving after this aggressively in the next disposal of the sandbags and sand is also part of that contract. they are requesting that the contractor reuses the san for other purposes. covering the corridor or and cedar rapids, joe huisinga, cbs 2 news approving the buyout of a well-known cedar rapids hotel. shut down during the flood
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there is a purchase agreement four $5.2 million for the property and all contents. the city plans to demolish the building next spring as part of flood protection efforts. another corridor city along a different river is working on flood prevention. mellaney moore is live along the corridor or to tell us what the city is doing . >> reporter: the city leaders say 2008 devastated homes and businesses along pier creek in coralville which flows to the iowa river. they are working on putting in the la business owners along this stretch in coralville are reasserted that the city is -- reassured that the city is thinking about them. kelly saw the historic floods eight years ago and open her foot -- her yoga studio in 2009. >> i know it is low in coralville, but we decided to take a risk.>> reporter: coralville don't want risks for
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>> we had over 200 businesses and 400 residents that were destroyed during that process, or significant damage done. >> reporter: citizens wanted to know the city with protect their investments of the city rebuilt. he is thankful they did. there will be one more flood wall built between the bank to wear it meets this -- to where it meets the strip.>> if we were not able t the businesses would not be able to come back. >> reporter: the completion of the new 3 foot wall in 2017 and the ability to add temporary balls on top. the city should be protected at the 2008 water levels come back. >> coralville has done a great think they've done a good job.
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utility work right now.then they can get started on the wall next spring.covering the corridor in coralville, mellaney moore, cbs 2 news. just up first avenue from that new flood wall, people going through the area may notice a few buildings are gone.both bandanas barbecue and the big ten inn have been demolished. some of that work is helping to make space for a 185-room drury inn hotel.some construction is already starting.they intend to be open in the summer of 20-18. a digital main working to transform one of the busiest sections of intertate-380 into a self- driving haven. haven.according to the website the verge - the d-o-t is teaming up with a mapping firm to turn a 30-mile stretch of 380 into a testing zone for self-driving-vehicles.the plan is to retrofit the interstate between iowa city and cedar rapids with a network of cameras and sensors to better handle automated and connected vehicles.one key focus will be
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several trucking companies headquartered right here in the corridor. how do you feel about self-driving cars or trucks on i-380?join the conversation on our facebook page - kgan-cbs 2. in the race for the white house. house...the shackles are off. donald trump used those words to describe his feelings about the high ranking republicans now pulling their support from his campaign. campaign.today on twitter - trump took direct aim at house speaker paul ryan - calling him weak and ineffective.trump donald trump at house speaker paul ryan calling him weak and ineffective. he also slammed senator john mccain for not supporting him. many jump ship after trump made crude and derogatory comments about women. at a rally in central iowa, mike pence praised trump for apologizing for the comments. >> i like to say that it takes a big man to know when you are
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admit it. donald trump just -- did just that this past weekend. my running mate showed humility and he showed the american people. then, he fought back. he turned the focus to the choice that we face. because this election is not so much a choice between two people, it is a choice between two futures. let me be clear.>> reporter: he spen discussing why in his view that hillary clinton would weaken the country. he also said the country needs to work harder in strengthening national security and defeating isis. democratic former president bill clinton will be campaigning for his wife hillary in waterloo tomorrow. he will hold a rally in cedar
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iowa farmers bring in the far -- the harvest. temperatures in the 70s right now and northwestern iowa and then temperatures will fall to the 40s. that is moving southeast and we will tell you win it gets to iowa. there is also potential for frost and freezing -- switch to centurylink and get up to 40 megs of high-speed internet for just $20 a month. that's the speed you need to stream... ...game... ...connect on social media... learn, shop and more with fast in-home wifi. so call 844-565-link. get up to 40 megs of high-speed internet for just $20 a month for one year when bundled with a qualifying home phone plan. speed may not be available in your area.
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?? when my dad got the contract with donald trump, it was huge for our business. there was never any question about the quality of work... and the next thing you know, you weren't getting paid. when you're a small business, a big contract is everything, i mean, it's huge. but...if you don't get paid, it's devastating. if he treats the american people like he treated my father, on the trump taj mahal, we're...we're in trouble.
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onsible for the content of this advertising. tomorrow on cbs 2...the spirit of halloween - will be tested this fall. fall.find out how one mother is responding to the recent creepy clown sightings around the country.her warning for farmers from europe are coming to iowa to help with this year's harvest.a group of 30 farmers and families from
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the farmers just finished farmers from europe are coming to iowa to help with this year's harvest. a group of 30 farmers and families will come from sweden to webster county to help bring in crops. they just finish the harvest in sweden and they are coming to iowa to learn more about farm practices in the midwest. they will also do sightseeing in iowa and illinois. >> they picked a great time to come with the year -- the leaves changing. we have a meteorologist terry swails here today. well today, but not tom the storm's injury northwestern iowa and tomorrow will be a different type of day here in eastern iowa. right now it is beautiful with just a few high, thin clouds on the horizon. the temperature at 71 and the wind is out of the south at nine months per hour. -- nine miles per hour. there's not a lot of moisture in the air today. look at the high temperatures around eastern iowa. 76 in waterloo and eastern
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the normal high is 63-64 and we shot way above that. in northwestern iowa, you can see the change taking place. already 58 in sioux city and tomorrow there will be places in northwestern iowa the probably don't get out of the 40s for highs. now, you can see the temperature change that is taking place to the west of us. wheaties aren't down 16-20 degrees from where they were yesterday at this hour from northwest iowa up into the cold front is located. you can see the difference in temperatures on each side of the front. it is 71 in cedar rapids and cedar through -- 73 in des moines. then 40s in sioux falls. pierce is checking it only 44 degrees. here is the front as it works its way toward us bringing
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eventually showers will be a possibility toward daybreak and into the morning hours tomorrow. the main feature of the web for -- the weather will be the strong northwest wind and the cold temperatures the following the front. here it is in northwestern iowa and you can see as we get to midnight that it gets to central iowa. around 6:00 in the morning he gets to eastern iowa and by evening it is well off to the east. clouds around tomorrow with gusty wind and falling temperatures for a good portion of the day. by this time tomorrow night, it will be a different weather story for us. you can see a right here on the temperature profile. i 5:00 only 51 degrees in cedar rapids and the wind will be brought -- blowing pretty good from the northwest. eventually, as high-pressure moves over, the wind will diminish and their we expect temperatures back in the lower 30s. our model indicates 35 in cedar rapids and i'm thinking 2-3 degrees cooler than that. that puts us closer to the freezing mark and frost and freezing temperatures are a good possibility.
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35. the coolest air of the season is on the way. you can see where it is with this milky area off to the west where the cold air is located. another front in the pacific northwest will move east by the weekend and send the south wind back and warmer temperatures back up. the weekend looks good as far as temperatures go. here's the predictor and you can see the clouds coming in by midnight. toward morning, we will have showers develop and that's where the front will be located. then the temperatures will tank as the wind increases from the northwest. in the forecast for tonight, the skies will become cloudy later on this evening and in the low temperatures will range from 52 in charles city 259 in washington. tomorrow scattered showers, especially in the morning hours. the highs that you see will be early in the day and by evening most of us will be back to around 50-52 degrees with wind
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west up to 25. by the time you get to thursday morning, temperatures around the freezing mark. frost and freezing temperatures in the forecast tomorrow night. then we start the next warm up and buy the weekend we will be back to the 70s with showers and storms sometime in between. overall, nice weather looks to be with us into early next week before the next front brings colder air back into the midwest. beware, big changes are coming up. the hawkeyes have unbeatable. what makes them so good on the road? find out next. email us at news at cbs 2 iowa dot comconnect with us on facebook at facebook/kgan cbs 2. 2.
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in washington, i'm michelle marsh(??turn??)more violence tonight in from the terrorism alert desk in washington. i'm michelle marsh. more violence in afghanistan. 14 dead and 26 injured. three gunmen wearing military uniforms attacked a shrine in kabul. in germany, authorities are praising the three syrians who help to capture and isis they will not identify them because police are worried they could become targets of they do. the size of west virginia. that's down from the 35,000 square miles in 2015. from the terrorism alert desk in
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"favorites, points spreads, all that stuff... and i have no idea what it is for this game, but i do know and all of that stuff. i have no idea what it is for this game. i just know this, is for guys that are not competing. we haven't really done anything yet, so if we want to be a good football team, we have to push forward. >> reporter: in case you are wondering, i -- iowa was a 12 1/2 point favorite. they haven't lost in west lot
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since november 8 of 2014. it is a streak of eight straight wins. what is their secret on being road warriors. the hawks love life on the road. it is something to look forward to when your brother -- brother is against everyone else. they are loud and all of that kind of stuff. that kind of deals you a little bit.>> you want to bring it bring it and the fans will be energized and everything. i think going on the road is a good time. the hawks and the cyclones are on the roads -- on the road to play the longhorns, a team may have only beaten twice. isu is trending up with the play here and a play their. it is a whole different story. it is one of matt campbell cannot wait to write.>> yes, we
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i also know what it takes to make those plays. i told our kids, you when stuff like that in the off-season. you make those catches and those tackles because of the repetition. in such a short amount of instilling our program. but, you see the kids make so much stride in such a short amount of time.>> reporter: former hawkeye marvin mcnutt is the new head coach of franchise. he replaces the coach after 4 straight seasons who coach them to championship games. in case you fell asleep last night after the champion -- after the news, to three innings for the game to end. they were trying to win a postseason sweep since the -- for the first time since 19 oh stephen. it did not go their way after a
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leave here pretty good tonight. we are in the dugout and there is the kind of enthusiasm in an effort and you don't win, don't get upset. come back tomorrow and hopefully shut it out.>> reporter: the winner of that series gets the winner of this one. right now the dodgers lead 5-2 in the sixth and that holds. if you wan them to win tonight. >> you have predictions? >> you have predictions? >> i don't have any, i'm a vernon: i'm monica vernon, and i approve this message. congressman blum's smear campaign -- misleading and false.
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d a homeless shelter for women and children, but multi-millionaire blum promised he'd take only half his salary. then in congress, blum broke his word and kept all the pay. now he wants to cut social security and raise the retirement age.
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thanks for falling temperatures tomorrow afternoon. we will be in the 40s this time tomorrow. thank you his day starts at four. four-ten, he's running three miles rain or shine. six o'clock, chuck's at the office. when in iowa, he's still up early. working the farm, meeting iowans in all ninety-nine counties every year. no surprise then, my husband has been named the hardest working senator.
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you've worked hard. retirement's within reach, but congressman blum wants to raise the retirement age to 70. blum: we've got to raise the retirement age. blum would make it harder, voting to cut social security and privatize medicare. blum would even deny social security to seniors until they're 70. i'm monica vernon, and i approve this message,
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